Eugenia Mora-Flores is an assistant professor of clinical education in the Undergraduate and Teacher Education program at the University of Southern California (USC). She teaches courses on first and second language acquisition and methods courses in literacy development for elementary and secondary students. Mora-Flores also serves as the coordinator of the bilingual and cross-cultural program, where she teaches a course on Latino culture in addition to supervising graduate students in the field. Her research interests include studies on effective practices in developing the language and literacy skills of English learners in Grades K-12. Her recent publications include a coauthored book, Balanced Literacy for English Learners (K-2) . Mora-Flores further works as a consultant for a variety of elementary and middle schools in the areas of English Language Development (ELD), Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE), and writing instruction for English Learners. Mora-Flores is affiliated with the USC Center on Educational Governance (CEG), where she acts as principal translator for bilingual products developed for charter school communities, and serves as the chief liaison between CEG and the Spanish-speaking families with whom the center works. As a doctoral chair, Mora-Flores works with a group of students conducting research on teaching and learning from English learners. Research includes studies investigating writing instructional practices and programs for English learners, second language anxiety, two-way immersion programs at the middle school level, and elementary language arts programs for ELs.